About the Feeling of Success

Picture2Hi there, my name is David Donnelly and welcome to ‘The Feeling of Success.’ Follow my journey from morbid obesity to London Marathon runner in less than a year. I started my story abandoned in the Tanzanian jungle in June 2013 weighing nearly 400 pounds and with a waist line of 60 inches.  Through hard work, sacrifice and dedication implementing my personally developed weight loss and lifestyle change management program, I stand on the verge of running the London Marathon in April 2014. Read More

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Apr 18 2014
Day 291 – 294 – Attaining The Feeling of Success

Wow what a whirlwind trip that was! Within the space of 4 days I had flown into London from Kazakhstan, appeared on the radio, visited the London Marathon Expo at the Excel, had a photo shoot with a national newspaper, Continue Reading..

Apr 10 2014
Day 284 – 290 – Getting ready for the big trip to London

The week before any vacation is always brutally painful, it is especially painful however when it is leading up to running your first marathon! I have been trying to tie up all the loose ends up at work whilst at Continue Reading..

Apr 6 2014
What “The Feeling of Success” has taught me, highs & lows

The Feeling of Success I have just over a week now until I set foot on the starting line of the London Marathon. Over the past 9 months I have changed my lifestyle and myself from morbid obesity to a Continue Reading..

Apr 2 2014
Day 280 – 283 – Recovering & Preparation

It is now one week until I get on the big bird in the sky and start the journey home to accomplish the biggest achievement of my life. I am nervous yet excited and cannot wait to get to that Continue Reading..

Mar 31 2014
Day 275 – 279 – Tapering Begins

So here we are, 2 weeks away from the event I have been training so hard for over the last 9 months, I am now in the tapering phase which means I am reducing the distance covered and making sure Continue Reading..

Mar 26 2014
Day 272 – 274 – Last Long Run Disappointment

On Saturday I was due to have my last long run, 20 miles to be exact. I got up at 6:30 am, had my breakfast, did my stretching and headed out into the fresh Almaty Spring air to tackle the Continue Reading..

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